Youth Aquatics

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons  |  Group Swim Instruction  |  Swim Clinics  |  Aquatics Staff

 

For JCC members who prefer to swim on their own, lap lanes are open at most times throughout the day. However, during peak usage, especially Sunday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., only one lane may be available.

 

 

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons

Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your ability and plan lessons around your specific needs to help you achieve your personal best. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 5 lessons. And we now offer 10-lesson packages as well. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Daniel Servelli, Director of Aquatics at 203.487.0990 or dservelli@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Private Lessons (1 person)
5 lessons
Member $200 / Community $240
10 lessons
Member $370 / Community $450

 

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
5 lessons
Member $150 / Community $180
10 lessons
Member $280 / Community $330

 

Group Private (3 or more people)
5 lessons
Member $135 / Community $155
10 lessons
Member $250 / Community $290

 

Youth Group Swim Instruction 

6 – 9 years
Our youth swim classes are perfect for new swimmers and those looking to continue refining their swimming skills. The semester ends with a free swim competition. See class listings following all class descriptions.

Click here to register online.

 

Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be enforced strictly.  Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.

 

Swim Assessment for New Swimmers
For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Daniel Servelli, Director of Aquatics at 203.487.0990 or dservelli@stamfordjcc.org for an appointment.

 

Level 1 – Angelfish (Exploration)
This course is designed for beginners and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their face in the water, float, kick and set the foundation for successful swimming.

 

Level 2 – Swordfish (Primary Skills)
Children already should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will work on floating, gliding, flutter kick, turning over from front-to-back and back-to-front, freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

 

Level 3 – Dolphin (Readiness)
Students already should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on those strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Elementary backstroke, and retrieving objects, treading water will be covered.

 

Level 4 – Barracuda (Stroke Development)
Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Students will work on rotary breathing, scissor kick, sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke kick, rotary kick treading water with modified scissor kick, freestyle backstroke, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke.

 

Sunday Swim Classes
9:30 – 10 a.m.: Level 1 – Angelfish
10 – 10:30 a.m.: Level 2 – Swordfish
10:30 – 11 a.m.: Level 3 – Dolphin
11 – 11:30 a.m.: Level 1 – Angelfish
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Level 2 – Swordfish
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Level 4 – Barracuda
Apr. 27 – Jun. 8 (No class May 25)
Members $120 / Community $168
(6 sessions)

 

Monday Swim Classes
4:30 – 5 p.m.: Level 1 – Angelfish
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Level 2 – Swordfish
5:30 – 6 p.m.: Level 3 – Dolphin
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Level 4 – Barracuda
Apr. 28 – Jun. 16 (No class May 26)
Members $140 / Community $196
(7 sessions)

 

Wednesday Swim Classes
4 – 4:30 p.m.: Level 1 – Angelfish
4:30 – 5 p.m.: Level 2 – Swordfish
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Level 3 – Dolphin
5:30 – 6 p.m.: Level 4 – Barracuda
Apr. 23 – Jun. 18 (No class Jun. 4)
Members $160 / Community $224
(8 sessions)

 

Youth Swim Clinics 5 – 16 Years
Two days per week are strongly recommended. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount. The semester ends with a free swim competition.

Click here to register online.

 

Readiness Clinic
5 – 6 years
This program is for children who are relatively good swimmers for their ages. Students will explore competitive swimming and be encouraged to build endurance and competence. When ready, they will advance into the Intramural Clinic. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.

2 Days
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 19 (No class Jun. 5)
Members $320 / Community $448
(16 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 29 – Jun. 17
Members $168 / Community $232
(8 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun.19 (No class Jun. 5)
Members $168 / Community $232
(8 sessions)

 

Intramural Swim Clinic
6 – 16 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Students must be able to swim two lengths of the pool, freestyle and backstroke. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 19 (No class Jun. 5)
Members $352 / Community $480
(16 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m.
Apr. 29 – Jun. 17
Members $184 / Community $248
(8 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun.19 (No class Jun. 5)
Members $184 / Community $248
(8 sessions)

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